Thursday, April 30, 2015

SC Legislative Update from Senator Kevin Johnson - April 2015

A message from Senator Kevin L. Johnson
District 36 - Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, and Sumter Counties
Columbia, South Carolina - April 2015

We have now completed the 4th month of the 121st session of the South Carolina General Assembly. In my opinion, we are still progressing slowly. However, I still have high hopes that we will be able to pass a road bill, body camera bill, criminal domestic violence bill, and an ethics reform bill. For the next couple of weeks the priority will be the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill (budget).

This month the following bills were passed by the Senate and carried over to the House of Representatives: S.444, relating to definitions pertaining to the job tax credit; S.320, comprehensive health education program; S.427, which deals with the jobs tax credit; S.183, Human Trafficking; S.590, Ignition Interlock Devices; S.389, SC Business Development Corporations; S.466, relating to the purchasing, possessing, administering, supplying, and prescribing of certain pharmaceutical agents by optometrists and the prohibition on schedule I and II controlled substances; S.599, G. Frank Russell Career Center; S.255, destruction of arrest and booking records; S.133, record destruction of juvenile records; S.441, Guaranteed Asset Protection Act; S.500, relating to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; S.276, relating to applicants applying to the department of labor, licensing and regulation for licensure as a residential builder or registration as a residential specialty contractor.

May 1st is crossover date, which means that any bill that is not passed in the senate and sent to the house (and vice versa) by this date will have to wait until next year to receive consideration.

Senator Thomas McElveen and I requested that the SC Senate initiate a formal inquiry into the current State of the Pinewood Hazardous Waste Site. A hearing has been set for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 9-11 am.

Save the Date: The Johnson for Senate campaign committee will be sponsoring a Birthday/Fundraising event on Friday, September 25, 2015. This event will serve as a fundraiser for our re-election campaign as well as a celebration of my 55th Birthday. More information will be provided at a later date.

Please remember to visit to see the bills that I have sponsored and co-sponsored as well as to receive more information about the aforementioned bills. As always, please contact my office with any concerns or needs you have. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Contact Information:

Senate Office of Kevin L. Johnson,
PO Box 142, Columbia, SC 29202.

Ashley Stewart -Administrative Assistant
Office Telephone: (803) 212- 6048

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